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Telematics Poll

We are currently running a poll over on our Twitter page @PatonsTaxis. Get involved and give our page a follow!

Would you consider having a telematics box fitted to your taxi if good driving was rewarded with a discount to your insurance?

Which Taxi Insurance is Right for Me?

If you’ve decided to become a taxi driver in your local area and got to the point where you have been granted a 1 or 3 year Taxi Driver Licence, you will undoubtedly be keen to get started in your new profession.

The next stage is making sure that your chosen vehicle is licensed as a taxi for the road.

Patons continued drive to offer exceptional Fleet Services

As part of our drive to continue offering the very best service to all of our valued customers, we have further strengthened our Fleet Team with the key appointments of Paul Edwards and Clair Coyle.

Paul brings with him 15 years’ valuable experience, working in general, commercial and Taxi Insurance, with the past ten years, specialising in Taxi Fleets.

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How does Commercial Taxi Fleet Insurance work?

Whether you have a fleet of taxis, minibuses, motorbikes, vans or HGVs, it can be a complicated procedure to get them insured individually.

Ideally, you should try and get one policy that will cover the entire fleet, making the whole coverage a lot easier to manage.

The smart way to drive down your costs

It’s surprisingly simple to save money by adopting smarter and more fuel-efficient driving techniques.

With the potential to save up to one-third on your fuel costs, here’s eight ways to make your taxi driving more economical.

Telematics, what is it and how will it benefit me?

Telematics is a small piece of kit, often referred to as a black box, that can be easily fitted into your vehicle to record information about the journeys that you make.

The information that the box records can help you in many ways including potential savings on your insurance premiums and possibly reducing your vehicle’s fuel and maintenance bills.

Get winter ready with Patons Taxi Insurance

It goes without saying that, as a taxi driver, your vehicle is your living. So, as winter starts to bite, here at Patons we thought we’d give you some advice to make sure you’re prepared for the colder days and darker nights of winter.

Many cars struggle in cold, frosty conditions, and breakdown callouts almost double during the winter months.

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Patons Insurance – Why use the Taxi Insurance Specialists?

Thinking of using Patons for your Taxi Insurance? With our 6 offices spread across the UK in locations such as Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester & London we have a team local to you.

Give your local office a call today and let them provide you with a quotation, you can find your local office number through the contact page on our website.

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Driving Licence – How to share your licence details

With effect from 08th June 2015, your driving licence counterpart will not be accepted by the DVLA therefore, any motoring offences will not be added to your counterpart.

As a result, any points and offences you may have received will be added to an online database and stored in an electronic format.

9 facts about hybrid & all-electric cars

If you’re one of those who really wish that they could do something to make the world a greener place and make huge savings at the same time, then owning a hybrid or all-electric taxi will tick a lot of boxes.

About 10 years ago, the world was introduced to the possibilities of driving cars that do not run on fuel, either entirely or in part.

The increasing cost of vehicle insurance

Over the next year, both business and private motorists will see further increase to the cost of their motor insurance as the impact of a number of changes takes hold.

In this article, we explore the changes and what they could mean to you as a taxi driver.

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Private Hire firm Britannia’s quality drive continues

Knowsley-based Private Hire Taxi firm, Britannia Radio Cars continue their relentless drive to improve both the quality and efficiency of their business, with their latest purchase of 15 brand new Hyundai i40 Tourer vehicles supplied by Patons Taxis, in association with Fleetline Finance.

The delivery takes the number of new vehicles supplied by Patons to over 50 during the past 18 months.